Archives—February 2014

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 23 – March 1 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, where  mental-health professionals around the country
dedicate the week to raising awareness and knowledge of the dangers of eating disorders.   Michigan Tech is involved in Eating Disorder Awareness Week, as Counseling Services is offering free and confidential eating disorder screenings on Thursday, February 27  from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the MUB Peninsula Room to help students diagnose and treat any eating disorders they may be struggling with.

In addition to this, Counseling Services, Psi Chi, and the Association of Psychology students have invited director, writer, and producer Daryl Roberts to Michigan Tech to speak about his film series, America the Beautiful.  Roberts made the trek to Tech last year to show the second film of the series, America the Beautiful: The Thin Commandments, and will show his triquel America the Beautiful: The Sexualization of Our Youth on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 PM in Fisher Hall, followed by a Q&A with the director himself.

If you or someone you know is passionate about America’s obsession with beauty, sexualization of women, and emphasis on body image, then this film screening if for you!  For more information on America the Beautiful and the Counseling Services’ eating disorder screenings, please email counseling@mtu.edu.


February Events

February is an exciting month at Michigan Tech, as there are a plethora of events going on with which students can participate.

RMS/IMS Info Session
“Come to the Revenue Management Solutions info session. Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) is a company that supports a

robust suite of flexible data-driven solutions providing clients with a customized approach that considers the unique business environment and operational constraints that exist in every brand. Along with this there will be the Management Information Systems (MIS) info session. MIS is a exciting and growing degree program offered here at Michigan Tech.”
Monday, February 17 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in EERC 227

Graduate Research Colloquium
“Join us for the largest graduate research colloquium in the history of this event. The 121 presentations spanning 20 sessions will unveil the latest groundbreaking research at Michigan Tech.”
Wednesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 20 from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
“Beethoven becomes deaf. It makes him angry. He turns suicidal. Then he writes his ‘Eroica’ Symphony. You don’t want to make Beethoven mad.”
Saturday, February 22 from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the Rozsa Center

Get WISE Day
“Get Women in Science and Engineering. Annual day to get local middle school girls excited about science and engineering. 2 hands-on science activities, and female role model speakers.”
Tuesday, February 25 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM at the SDC

HuskyLEAD: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Tuesday, February 25 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in MUB Ballroom B

Great Lakes Showcase Exhibit Opens
“The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual month-long, juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts. The opening will feature the announcement of awards for outstanding work in several categories.”
Friday, February 28 at 8:00 AM at the Rozsa Gallery

Information for this month’s events courtesy of the University Calendar.


Spring 2014 Career Fair

Well Commuters, t’s that time of the semester again!  Time to break out the resumes and fancy business attire to get ready for the 2014 Spring Career Fair.  This year, the Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 18 in the multipurpose room of the SDC.  Over 170 companies will be present looking for students of all majors for co-ops, internships, and even full-time positions. Check out the list of companies to see where you can apply. To prepare for the Career Fair, Career Services has developed a plethora of programs to help shape you into the perfect candidate.  Here are some of the events they are offering this week:

Interview Skills Week
“It’s the interview that will clinch the offer, so be sure to prepare and practice with a mock interview. Schedule an appointment by emailing career@mtu.edu.”
Monday, February 10 – Friday, February 14

Resume Blitz
“Get your resume reviewed and tips on how to highlight your education and experience by corporate representatives, faculty, and staff.”
Tuesday, February 11 – Thursday, February 13 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the MUB Commons

Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner
“Dine in a professional setting, and gain tips and advice about business and dining etiquette from Kohler professionals (more than 10 reps are coming).” NOTE: ticket purchase is required!  You can purchase your tickets online or by visiting the Career Services Center (2nd floor Admin). Tickets are $10.00 (refunded at the event).
Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom

Employer Information Expo
“Company Information Sessions made better – one stop, informal, open house event with lots of companies all in one place all in one night. Pizza, drinks, and dessert served throughout the event.” The info session will take at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Open Networking will take place on 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Sunday, February 16 in Fisher Hall

Civil and Environmental Engineering Networking Reception
“The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is hosting a networking reception for Civil and Environmental Engineering students and company representatives who are seeking to hire those students.”
Monday, February 17 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Sheldon Grill -7th Floor Magnuson Franklin Square Inn -Downtown Houghton

Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy
Walk in and get the career advice you need right now.
Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM, 220 Administration Building

Career Services also offers tips for students preparing for the Career Fair:

  • Research what companies are attending, who they are looking to hire, and where their booths are located.
  • Identify what companies you are interested in and think about why you want to work for them. This will go a long way when talking with a recruiter.
  • Develop a plan. Who do you want to talk to? In what order?
  • Visit the websites of the companies that you plan to speak with to learn more about them.
  • Print at least 20 flawless resumes with the intent to hand them all out.
  • Once you are at the Career Fair, you may feel overwhelmed by all of the students, employees, and company representatives. Remember to remain calm and confident and follow your plan. Career Services staff will be on hand if you need any assistance.

At the Career Fair:

  • Try to get to the job fair as early as possible.
  • Plan on spending a few hours visiting the different companies.
  • Bring your schedule with you, so you know when you’re available for interviews.
  • Look presentable and professional.
  • Don’t be afraid to walk right up to company representatives.
  • Introduce yourself with confidence.
  • Don’t be afraid to take the material—that’s why it’s there.

As you can see, there are a lot of opportunities for you these next few weeks to develop your career and your future. For more information on the Career Fair and other career-related opportunities, visit Career Services or contact them via career@mtu.e